Our innovative team provides confidential mental health crisis intervention for children and youth living in Scarborough, Ontario. We provide the following services:
Mental health assesment
Support after a critical incident with community impact such as suicide, experiences of islamophobia, and community violence
Guidance understanding the Islamic concept of demonic possessions and mental health symptoms common to humanity
Resource and referral coordination
Family or group support
What is ICR?
ICR uses Islamic teachings to provide brief therapeutic engagement for children and youth in crisis
An ICR practitioner doing an assessment of someone in an office or in the community may support people seeking deeper understanding from an Islamic point of view as well as an ecological perspective (such as health systems or social networks)
Health interventions may be recommended or supported for increasing access to local systemic services needed for healing
ICR is culturally attuned to barriers experienced by Muslim Youth when receiving health services, especially mental health treatment, such as islamophobia, racism, sexism and intersectionality, intercultural barriers, and neighbourhood stigma.
ICR was developed as a result of Quba Community Service’s direct practice and history of serving Muslim Youth in Toronto in crisis after a critical or life changing incident.
Things to consider
ICR is not designed to primary support families understand the Mental Health Act or facilitate an order by justice of the peace for a psychiatric examination.
When a situation for an individual is not a crisis, we may still try our best to provide or connect them with services on an urgent basis.
Mental health services may vary by neighborhood, scope of practice, and individual practitioners within an agency.
Therefore, we cannot guarantee we will be able to recommend a service which meets the diverse needs of every child or youth.